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Surface coatings

The research programmes concerning surface coatings (inks, paints, cosmetics, coatings for pharmaceuticals, structural materials and so on) are varied and yet have consistent themes. Emphasis lies in formulation creation, optimisation and characterisation with respect to fitness for purpose for the designed application.

The  themes of research include designed polymer synthesis and conversion, rheological properties, migration phenomena, ageing effects, controlled delivery, appropriate mechanical and dynamic priorities, and end of life strategies (waste handling).

  • Study of migration phenomena in/to/from coatings based on composite formulations as used on metallic containers, plastics and other materials
  • High barrier for architectural applications
  • Coatings for use in controlled drug delivery applications and for other biomedical applications
  • Recycling strategies for waste polymeric materials, including coatings